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Oct 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
and the huffington post's d howard. with just over a month to go for mitt romney, given the polls, the debates may be it. it could change the narrative that has dogged him or cemented. romney has the same urgent must-do list that he at the republican convention. only now could be his last chance. today we're going to look at romney's career, back at his career, at some missteps in past debates and also at some gems from barack obama. first up, first on romney's must-do list, get likable. and avoid this kind of reaction when governor rick perry charged that romney had hired illegal lawn workers. >> i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. you get 30 seconds. this is the way the rules work here. is that i get 60 seconds. and you get -- >> but the american people want the truth. they want -- >> i understand -- >> you say that you knew you had illegals. >> would you please wait? are you just going to keep talking? are you going to let me finish with what i have to say? >> i don't know what it means for the referee for help, but there he was going anderson cooper. chris: what happens if
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
of national polls show how damaging romney's remark on the 47% has been to his campaign. the most recent national polls trails the president by 5 to 8 points. instead of punching a national message, romney seems to be making the parochial argument. yesterday in virginia, warned an american legion audience that devastating job losses were coming if congress and the president go through with the defense cuts called sequestration. >> the impact will be immediate and significant here in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> and though romney wanted to focus on defense cuts, he couldn't avoid questions on the 47% comment. he was forced to defend himself in a series of local television interviews. >> is there a clarification you would offer to voters about what you meant? >> my campaign is about 100% of americans. my whole effort in running for president is to help those people that are struggling the most. this campaign and frankly my presidency if i become president is about helping people in the middle class have a better chance of making ends meet. >>
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
for romney. these polls -- one other thing. we know that they've middled with the polls for political purposes. when todd akin had 24 hours to decide whether to poll out, there was a phony poll produced by a major polling outfit, wasn't quinnipiac, showin on clr examination, they overexamined republicans by nine points. they're taking the same poll on romney/obama in missouri, they're oversampling democrats by nine points. that's using polls to score political points. >> sean: stay right there. we'll come back and have much more with arnol ann coulter. also coming up, arnold schwarzenegger talking about the affair that ruined his marriage. that's straight ahead. >> my wife was a fantastic friend, great advisor, great mother. my kids were fantastic. the thing that i cherished the most i destroyed by stupid things that i've done. >> we continue with ann coulter and david limbaugh. pat caddell, mainstream media is threatening our country's future. how did we get to be 36 days out of an election and a president who said shovel ready, shovels hitting the ground, and a net loss of jobs in t
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
, nevada, new hampshire. bad news for mitt romney, he doesn't lead in a single one. at best within the poll's margin of error. at worst, trails by eight points. this morning, how the nine states stack up. we said it again and again. the president's job approval rating may be the best indicator of where the bout may be. where it is more than 50, the president favored to win. iowa, florida, new hampshire, ohio, virginia, his approval rating below that, 47 or 48 in four. colorado, nevada, north carolina, wisconsin. here is a second way to breakdown the numbers. romney struggled with favorability number all year. that number underwater, more voters have unfavorable than favorable view in six states. romney is in positive territory in just three. florida, north carolina, virginia. finally, a third bucket of looking at these numbers in the extent of romney's problems. for months, romney led on who could better handle the economy. in four more, he trails the president. colorado, iowa, new hampshire, ohio. tied at 45 in virginia. there are three states that the president hits the 49% mark, leads on
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
with governor romney. brand new fox polling shows this. a largely percentage of the likely voters believe the country's policies need to change. governor mike huckabee, former governor of arkansas and host of "huckabee". what does that tell you? >> it shows how dissatisfied people are. when you get to 75%, who is the 25% who thinks we're doing things right? where do they get their information? but it's bad news because it shows that this is not a partisan divide. you have independents, democrats and republicans that have to somehow make up that 75%. so it's clear whatever the policies are of the obama administration, they're not popular. bill: when you look at this phrase, many policies, that could be a number about of things in all honesty. >> sure. bill: what i think it tells you more than anything people are not happy. that goes to kind of a right track wrong track thing. >> why would they be happy? gasoline prices are twice what they were. national debt is skyrocketed to a point where they know they're hering. real earning power is down $3,000 per household that is down. not just stag
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 10:00am PDT
, but the romney camp says their internal polls show it's very much in the margin of error. chris, thank you. >> you bet. megyn: and from our political team on the ground in ohio, reports of large crowds turning out for governor romney's event today near columbus. the fire marshal expressing concerns about the size of the crowd, a long line of folks literally seen wrapping around the school where he spoke. in less than ten minutes we will be joined by michael reagan, and we will take a look at some of those new questions today about recent polls that appear to give president obama a big lead. meantime, if you want to listen to the president's remarks, you can find them streaming live on foxnews.com, and we will also have governor romney's event there. again, foxnews.com, check it out. >>> fox news alert now on the growing controversy over the murder of four americans in libya. and questions over how the obama administration is handling intelligence in that terror attack. a reminder now two navy seals, an embassy staffer and our u.s. body, christopher stevens, died in that attack, and top rep
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
line. this is true across many polls. you might see a margin of 20 points for mitt romney. you might see a margin of 22 points but nowhere do you see the outside margins that he needs to win the election. given how obama is doing among minority voters, given how he appears to be holding his support, maybe then some, among white college graduate voters. so that's where we are now. of course, as we know these elections in which you step into united states are not oddly enough decided just by the popular vote. that would be a weird and silly thing to do. instead we have this electoral vote system, you know the story. that means that the election really comes down specifically to the outcomes in a number of different swing or battleground states. this is the 2012 battleground as we laid it out in our first paper and basically you have six days in kind of the rust belt midwest area. you have three states out of the southwest, you have three states in the new south, north carolina, virginia and florida. the six days in the midwest rust belt area are much more heavily white than these other
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
polls out this morning. they all show, when this question's asked, people don't think romney's going to win, even a lot of people who support him think the president's going to win. i think that's one of the main things, stand with the president and convince people yeah, he's got a chance. >> you hear more and more people talking about the first debate being critical and it is with all the early voting going on, with the advantage that the president's taking in a lot of swing states, even fox news polls showing him ahead. with all the early voting going on, with the spread being what it is in ohio, a "columbus dispatch" poll came out this weekend, i think it's a nine-point race according to the local paper there, he's got to do very well in this first debate, and i think he can do it. >> there is the possibility. he is a good debater. to politics in just a moment. first breaking news from afghanistan. local officials tell nbc news that three american troops are among the 14 people killed this morning in a suicide bombing. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. it foll
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. on the other side, you have a strong evangelical, blue collar rural presents for romney. in polling, the class and version is water in virginia than anyplace i have seen this year. obama is polling 49%, college was carried down to 32% among non-college whites. it underscores the changing class nature. non-college whites are no change. from 44 to 48%. there is this enormous gap. mcdonald drove to the numbers to 29%. right now obama has the edge because he has the edge nationally. in the senate race, look, we're seeing routinely, as the average 85% of the people who vote for obama are voting for the democratic senate candidate. we are moving into a parliamentary system by voters as well as by legislators. i think it is very likely that whichever candidate wins the presidential race in virginia, there party will win the senate race. >> when you're looking at the affluent voters in northern virginia, many of them are connected to the boom in public spending. that is something that shapes your perception. >> yes, but the numbers are close to national, which is different from the college whites. it
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
at this poll. which candidate would better handle the economy? the president, 49%, governor romney, 48%. a dead heat. the president has to defend his record. governor romney not only needs to attack his record but to convince voters he has a better place to take them if he wins the election. and you know this full well, the reason this debate and what both candidates say in the economy is so important is the friday morning after the wednesday night debate, we'll get the latest unemployment report. if governor romney could turn in a strong debate performance and another tepid jobs report, there's a chance for this race to change after debate number one. >> if you're the obama campaign, you're looking at all these numbers in our brand-new poll. what's most encouraging to you? >> reporter: in scrubbing through the demographics, the regional numbers, here's one thing they will like at the obama campaign. among white voters nationally, the president gets 41%. governor romney gets 56%. governor romney's beating him by a big number, how is that good for president obama? given the president's support a
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
tonight. new polling and a fight over all that polling. some are now claiming that the polls are skewed against mitt romney. republicans claiming that. ari fleischer believes it. he joins us. so does obama 2012 pollster cornell bolster and john king so you can decide for yourself what you should believe. this is stacy from springfield. oh whoa. hello? yes. i didn't realize i'd be talking to an actual person. you don't need to press "0," i'm here. reach a person, not a prompt whenever you call chase sapphire. i was talking to my best friend. i told her i wasn't feeling like myself... i had pain in my pelvic area... and bleeding that wasn't normal for me. she said i had to go to the doctor. turned out i had uterine cancer, a type of gynecologic cancer. i received treatment and we're confident i'll be fine. please listen to your body. if something doesn't feel right for two weeks or longer, see your doctor. get the inside knowledge about gynecologic cancers. knowing can make all the difference in the world. >>> the young tv actor brutally kill his elderly landlady before falling to his own
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. some are now claiming that the polls are skewed against mitt romney. republicans claiming that. ari fleischer believes it. he joins us. so does obama 2012 pollster cornell bolster and john king so you can decide for yourself what you should believe. to prove how great the fit is even under a fantastic dress. the best protection now looks, fits and feels just like underwear. we invite you to get a free sample and try one on too. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a true automotive breakthrough? ♪ you give it bold new styling, unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements. introducing the redesigned 2013 glk. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. keeping up with the kids is tough, so i drink emergen-c. with vitamin c for immune support and b vitamins for natural energy, i'm ready for whatever they get into. get your free sample at myemergenc.com. stay healthy and feel the good. turn to senokot-s tablets. senokot-s has a natural vegetable laxative ingredient plus the comfort of a stool softener for gentle,
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
republicans complaining, you know, a few months ago when mitt romney seemed up in these polls. >> well, here's what i think you have to do. i don't think it's conspiracy but i think you have to apply a common sense test. here's what we know. the last time there was a major election in 2012, we had an exit poll in the state of wisconsin that was wrong. it showed the race was going to be neck and neck, the exit poll did, and of course governor walker won by seven percentage points. exit poll put together by the same consortium of many of these different groups that are doing the polls now. if you believe what the polls are saying right now, you've got to believe there's something huge going on, common sense would tell you there's a movement in america similar to the 1964 goldwater election or the 1974 watergate election. because it's not just a prediction of the electorate is going to turn out to match the 2008 obama landslide, it will exceed it. that's what, for example, the "new york times"/cbc/quinnipiac poll showed in ohio that just came out yesterday. they have democrats turning out in nu
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 10:00pm EDT
same polls that show president obama leading and claims to correct the bias, turning romney deficits into commanding romney leads. the idea behind is it simple. all polls base the outcome on what pollsters believe the electorate will look like, how many democrats versus how many republicans they think will actually turn out. getting that partisan makeup wrong can tilt the predictions. the people that don't believe the polls say this time, pollsters think the 2012 electorate will look a lot like 2008 and this they say is wrong. notice i said this time. back in 2004, democrats complained that the polls which showed george w. bush leading were overestimating the number of republicans who would vote. they were wrong. the polls were right. in 2000, al gore said don't believe the polls, polls showed him losing narrowly. polls were right. in fact, it's hard to find an example of the polls on average getting it wrong unless you go back to 1948, when they predicted thomas dewey defeated president harry truman. cnn political contributor ari fleischer joins us. he's an occasionally unpaid commu
FOX News
Sep 25, 2012 9:00pm PDT
, prominent pollsters are now calling out a new poll that shows the president leading mitt romney. so are democrats and their media friends. are they using fuzzy math to sort of take away your enthusiasm? we'll break down the numbers and show you where the race stands. when we get back, ahh, now that's a clean mouth. i wish i could keep it this way. [ dr. rahmany ] you see, even after a dental cleaning... plaque quickly starts to grow back. but new crest pro-health clinical plaque control toothpaste can help. it not only reduces plaque... it's also clinically proven... to help keep plaque from coming back. plus, it works in these other areas dentists check most. ♪ new crest pro-health clinical plaque control toothpaste. life opens up when you do. for extra plaque protection try new crest pro-health clinical rinse. we might still be making mix tapes. find this. pause this. play this. eject this. write this. it's like the days before esurance express lane™. you had to find a bunch of documents just to get a car insurance quote. now express lane finds your driving info with just one
FOX News
Sep 25, 2012 9:00pm EDT
a dead heat. i look at polls in states i know like new hampshire, and i know romney is doing better, even though rasmussen has him head in new hampshire, i know he's doing better than rasmussen's numbers. i think the debates will be important. i know everybody's trying to say they're not, but i actually they'll be more important than people think. i think you've got two folks going into it, president obama and mitt romney, who are used to that kind of environment. i think it's going to be really be significant for people who are not having an easy time making up their mind right now. >> bill: joe, you know polls. the governor knows polls. i read polls. one of the things that i think the media has made as a mistake here is they've skewed these polls based on the 2008 model. now we know that the president's support among many in his base has been reduced. every enthusiasm poll shows that it's down significantly. he's lost independents. so when you go back to the 2008 turnout model, that can't be accurate. especially in light of what happened in 2010. so do you acknowledge that those polls a
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
romney 49% to 45%. that lead is all about the gender gap. in the poll, the president leads romney by 18 points among women. while romney holds a 10-point advantage among men. peter brown is assistant director of the quinnipiac university polling center and joins us from washington, d.c. can you tell from the polling what specifically feeds into the gender gap? are women happier with president obama or is this just an anti-romney vote? >> historically, women are more likely to be democrat, men republican. women see a greater role for government overall. not a single here or there, but overall. they are less tax averse than men tend to be. men tend to be more tax averse. they favor small role for government. in a campaign which role of government and taxes and spending are the key issues, this breakdown is not surprising. what is interesting is that the gender gap has been around a long time. which size is able to maximize its gender better and hold its own among the other? what we are seeing is the president's ability to hold women. he is doing well among single women. quinnipiac did a p
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and, the only reason you and fox are questioning the polls is because romney is losing. >> when more democrats or republicans are polled, i have to look into that. no ideology involved. >> no problem. morris predicted mccain would win, but hedged his bet, saying obama could win if the young vote turned out, which it did. >> fox news analysts, including myself, are paid for honest assessments, not to root for anyone. it's fine foritous say we favor a certain candidate. that happens all the time. but we need to put forth honest opinions, not in the tank stuff. watch other networks for that. plenty of that. by the way, i never endorse political candidates because my job is to watch. >> it's on the way, sarah. another great deal. >> well, way to go, kirby. way to go. a shadow of your former self. >> interesting observation, nora. i think both the president and the governor are basically sincere men who are hiding their flaws. mr. obama will not tell voters that he essentially disagrees with the free marketplace competitive economy this has made the usa prosperous, especially since 1900.
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, if he can hold his 52 percent among college white women, he is it 50 in our poll. romney has to win two-thirds of all of the whites to win, to get a national majority. now, he can do that. republicans were in that ballpark. but to give you a sense of what we hear talk about two-thirds among those other columns is what reagan wondering the most decisive plans live in modern times. so that is -- i will and the two quick points. there is a not entirely comforting message for democrats here as well. you know, the general trend here is allowing them to win a majority with a smaller number of whites and they used in the. there also winning a small majority. and the reality is, if you look at the last four times democrats have has unified control of government, each time they suffered a fairly catastrophic decline in their vote share among whites in the order of ten points to more which says they have not been ill to articulate a vision of activist government that can give broad support, especially the working class. but the working -- the other part of this is, you know, certainly going to be
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. outside of akron. carl cammeron with the romney camp in toledo. still disputing many of these recent polls, right? >> as we said last night. they believe that so many of the public polls skew to democrats because the sample of democrats is more than what they believe is representative of the actual electorate on election day november 6th. and today romney camp was making the argument they have also been grossly outspent. president obama's campaign has been putting much much more money on the air. advertising will soon even up and that they say will close the polls as well, shep. >> shepard: what is governor romney attempting to turn things around in ohio they do acknowledge they are not winning there. >> sure. they recognize there is a big challenge ahead of them. to that end the last couple of days, they have made him available much more aggressively. six or seven network interviews in the last several days there will be a lot more of that we're told. mr. romney getting much more raucous response from the crowd. rhetoric amped up. much more aggressive at president obama. essentially sort
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
for it to drive up the white working-class margin. that shows that romney is not doing any better. in some poll is he is making very little progress among white college graduates. basically, the state is looking very similar in terms of demographics. the same thing applies to the geographical distribution and how obama is running. definitely looking like romney might have a run. that's just not happening in michigan at this point. michigan is decisively on the side of obama. if you look at the geographical pattern of the vote. 44% in the detroit metro area, president obama had it in 2008. there is not much going on there for mitt romney. there is a three-point increase on the minority voters, seven-point decline among white, noncollege voters, eligible voters. these are huge changes and they go exactly against what is in the interest of the romney team. the romney team in wisconsin. maybe if they thought they would be able to take advantage what they believed to be this conservative white working-class voters by electing nominating paul ryan. they are making some progress, according to the poll
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
to facebook.com/cspan. here's "the wall street journal" this morning. swing state, a tough sell for romney. obama has a slim lead in north carolina, nevada, wider margin in new hampshire. if you come down here, we can see that currently, according to "the wall street journal"/nbc poll, barack obama leads in nevada 49% to 47%. he leads in new hampshire 51% to 44%, and in north carolina 48% to 46%. however, two of the three states, north carolina and nevada, both think that mitt romney is stronger on the economy. so that's one set of polls. now, we've got this other set of polls we want to show you very quickly, and this is from rasmussen, and he does -- scott rasmussen's group, rasmussenreports.com, they do a daily tracking poll. for a long time now, they've been showing this race as even. right now, they're saying -- and this gets updated daily, about 9:30 in the morning -- and they president obama and mitt romney both at 46% nationwide. and when leaners are included, it's tied at 48% apiece. and the swing state daily tracking poll, they also have this, and they have that tied as well, oba
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
. that is a challenge for mitt romney. i'll add something else, our nbc/"wall street journal" mar rist poll sur vaied nine battlegrounds and president obama was ahead in all states from two points to seven points. that shows the hurdles that mitt romney has, even though the race is close. >> we talked about early voting and we know as i mentioned ohio and several other states have to correct the math if i'm wrong here, hard to keep up at this point, i think it's around 30, so many states with early voting at this point. this is before the big debate and millions of eyes will be on the debate, whether in its long form or clicking on to clips that will hit the internet within minutes of it coming out of the candidate's mouth? >> that early voting is why this debate is probably more important for mitt romney than the ones we're going to see in the next couple weeks. tamron, the numbers are, there are 32 states as of today that are voting in some form or fashion, absentee or early in person voting. some tomorrcome tomorrow when y ohio and other states, we'll be at 35 states across the country. more than
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
state, ohio. and a new poll by the columbus dispatch shows that the president is leading governor romney by nine points. now that's in addition to another poll out today that shows the president up by 11 points in all swing states. what does this mean for the romney campaign? the associated press says it this way, quote, mitt romney's path to victory is narrowing to overtake obama. romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he and obama are competing hardest. joining me now, nbc's senior political editor mark murray. at the bottom of the screen, mark, we have race still tight, but dot dot dot and the but is these polls are starting to take some form. we know there are a lot of important things that can happen, a jobs report out, these debates, but we're seeing a theme in the swing states? >> we are. we're also seeing a theme, too, tamron, we've seen over the past five or six months now, that is that president obama has so many more paths to 270 electoral votes than mitt romney does. as you mentioned mitt romney pretty much has to run the table
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the polling we're seeing. national polls, it seems as if the dip that romney experienced last week is gone. that's the good news for you guys. the bad news is, president obama's number hasn't moved. so the bounce that he got into the 49, 50% range has held where it's governor romney's number that is fluid. are you one of those that believe that 49, 50% is the winning range? so that your next job, you're in the race, then the next job is you have to figure out how to peel votes away. >> you look at this in the context of where we are. there's five-plus weeks. there's a lot that can happen in five weeks. there's three presidential debates. and there's probably two or three hundred million ads to be dumped on the public. things change in presidential campaigns quite actively in september and early october. it's now that you start looking at serious numbers. the carter/reagan race didn't change until the last few weeks. there's a close parallel between this and carter/reagan. >> let me ask you about new hampshire's poll. i'm sure you didn't miss it. 15-point deficit for mitt romney. i'm guessi
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
at some point if the polls stay the way they areust decide mitt romney is running an unwinnable campaign, their money might be better spent in down-ballot caaigns? tupercsthr political triage there's an option to cut mitt romney loose. joining us now for "the interview," an evil dark money overlord named bill burton, a senior strategist for the pro-obama superpac, prioriti usa action. rell, it's good to have u >> overlord is such a dirty word. >> it sounds better than it looks. it looks nice. then you say it out loud. >> i don't think it looks nice, either. >> did i get the basic point right there about, about the money -- money outside the campaigns, money you've been ind di it's at a disadvantage. you have to pay more for your ad time? >> the campaigns pay a much cheaper rate than the superpacs are able to pay. the republican side, karl rove and the koch brothersave hundreds of millions of dollars eydoann p awayins have an impact. the truth is the campaigns are allowed to spend at a much cheaper value. >> i know that the legal distinction is that there's not supposed to be any coordina
Current
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
%. a hell of a show. it's go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: now mitt romney is way down in the polls in swing states. i told you about that before. i even called the election. i think he's in huge, huge trouble. in tomorrow night's debate he needs a knockout punch. this is part of his problem the media loves to call everything even. find out if you analyze the substance, then you would be bias. that would not help mitt romney's cause any way. that would put him in bigger trouble. the last presidential debates, i love this fact. have you seen this? you probably saw it on "the young turks," and that's about it. the media, do you remember them saying, the declared winner is this guy. they said george bush was the winner of the al gore debate, wrong again, bob. eight out of the last nine presidential debates, gore-bush, bush-kerry obama-mccain won by the democrats. they were polled right after the debates the american people every single time. well eight out of nine, hey you know what, the democrat is the clear winner. so you never see that in the media. oh, my god, i got to be neutral s
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
to our latest poll which is an average of five national polls it is tight race among likely voters the president has 49%, mitt romney at 46%. now both men in past moments wished they could have a do over. we recall a heated exchange between hillary clinton and president obama back in 2008's debate in south carolina. >> while i was working on those streets watching those folks see their jobs shipped overseas you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board of walmart. i was fighting these fights. i was fighting these fights. knives fighting against those ideas when you were practicing law and representing your contributor in his slum landlord business, in inner city chicago. >> so, wolf blitzer, joe johns myself had an opportunity to ask questions of the candidate in myrtle beach. do you remember the energy in that room. i mean you knew when they went after each other the battle was on. it was game on time. you had cheers. you had jeers. all that. and people remember those moments. what do you think -- what do you think the president -- what do you think he learned out of that exper
FOX Business
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. it is concerning. they know because of these poll numbers and they know that mitt romney has to come out with a good debate performance on wednesday. that is the first debate, or else, the money will really bolt out the door. i'll tell you that is big problem for the homestretch. you need money in the homestretch. ashley: are they business appointed, charlie, the big romney with his performance so far and the way his campaign is being handled? >> that is the underlying concern here. i will tell you a lot of the money players, they have been complaining directly to the romney folks about paul ryan. why isn't he out there more? they accused the romney campaign of muzzling paul ryan to the point where ryan had to intercede personally, had to assure people, i know this for a fact, that he is not being muzzled. and not going out there. they feel they haven't used ryan enough. they feel the romney campaign has been too tentative attacking the president on the economy. let's face it, talking about a double-dip recession here. ben bernanke says we're not in recession. he basically put on the pri
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
tough enough? >> i think the polls indicate that romney obviously is not where he wants to be, gretchen. and you can say he should have been nicer. i guess that is an argument issues that if only romney had appeared with more babies and more puppies then people would like him more. people like leaders. they like someone who ties it together, frames the picture for us. and bill is right, whether it's imcompetence and imcompetence and corruption, this administration's policies haven't delivered for the american family and the american middle class, and right now it looks like they're not delivering on an other really important issue which is our national security. i think both of those issuers framed properly by mitt romney, without concern about whether people like him, but whether people look at him and say, that guy could be president, i hear what he's saying and that makes sense. he's not a celebrity and he's not embracing the celebrity culture. in fact, he's kinds of the antes celebrity. i think he needs that moment tomorrow. >> brian: bill, this is to your point. one of the campaign
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Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
morning everyone. lots of new poll numbers out this morning and mitt romney's world, this doesn't mean anything. in our world, it is debatable. quinnipiac is releasing its new numbers. nationally, the president is up 49 to 45% against mitt romney. he has a huge lead with women voters at 18 points and an even bigger lead among black voters at 94-2. most people also expect president obama to win the debates. and here's one other interesting fact from that poll. the president has a 22-point margin in favor of him when it comes to people who think he cares about america's problems. by comparison, most people do not believe mitt romney cares about them. and a new pew research survey is finding most people are not happy with romney's comment that 47% of people are dependent on the government. 55% of negative voter -- excuse me, of registered voters say they reacted negative to that that comment. that's not so surprising but here's what is. 23% of people reacted positively to it. of those who like that comment more t
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